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DIMEV 6175
NIMEV 3870.22
We shall maken a joly castle
An allusion to a popular song in a sermon — six lines (or three long lines)
Subjects: songs, popular; sermons, verse in
Versification: — six-line — abcbdb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.A.13 (13), f. 83
Transcription:
We schun maken a ioly castel
on a bank brysden a brymme
schal no man comyn theryn
but ȝyf he kun swymme
or buth be haue a both of loue
for to seykyn ynne
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 74.